Bowie’s understanding of Jareth was that he was at best a romantic, at worst “a spoilt child, vain and temperamental - kind of like a rock star!” In that way, Jareth embodies both an alter-ego of the similarly bratty Sarah (Jennifer Connelly), who prays for the goblins to take her baby brother away in the first place, and, in a detail that’s sometimes missed, a character cobbled together from Sarah’s adolescent preoccupations.
The idea, Froud explains to Empire, was always that Sarah, reaching the age of sexual awakening, is a lustful fan of Bowie-like rock stars, and therefore creates Jareth in a Bowie-like image. “We’re not looking at reality, we’re inside this girl’s head,” explains the artist. “There are references to all sorts of things in his costume. There’s the danger of a leather boy in his leather jacket, which also has a reference to the armour of a certain type of German knight in it; there are references to Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights; and the tight trousers are a reference to ballet dancers. He’s an amalgam of the inner fantasies of this girl. Everyone always talks about Bowie’s perv pants, but there was a reason for it all! It has a surface that’s fairly light, but then every so often you go, ‘Oh, my God! How did we get away with that?!‘”
Labyrinth: the behind-the-scenes history, Empire
Brian Froud, an Artist and Builder and Wendy Mindener, a Sculptor and Builder met on the set of The Dark Crystal, and eventually got married and had a son Named Toby, Sarah’s baby brother in Labyrinth.
A Photo from Labyrinth - The Ultimate Visual History with David Bowie and Choreographer Charles Augins. Here’s more information about Charles Augins from Muppet Wiki.
Charles Augins is an actor and choreographer who provided the voice of Fiery 2 in Labyrinth, and also choreographed the “Magic Dance” and “Chilly Down” sequences. Augins also appeared in the films The Revenge of the Pink Panther and The Tall Man, and choreographed episodes of the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf (and guest starred as Queeg).#rarepic
Brian Henson was nervous that the whole cast and crew would get motion sick as the ship rolled on the gimbals. He gave everyone seasickness pills for the first day of the shoot, and not only did the cast and crew not get seasick but they almost fell asleep on the job.
“When Love Is Gone” from The Muppet Christmas Carol
As we gear up for the holiday season, here is a song for the character Belle that was cut from the theatrical release of The Muppet Christmas Carol (much to the dismay of director Brian Henson). Since then, the song has appeared in SOME home releases of the film (though not all of them). You can view the scene online here.